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Yoga For Your Brain

Yoga For Your BrainSandy Steen Bartholomew’s new book, Yoga for Your Brain: a Zentangle Workout is now available!

OMG – let me just say that if you already have Totally Tangled in your library you will definitely want to get Sandy’s latest.

By my count there are 90 patterns in the book – and 76 of them are all brand new patterns and they’re all by Sandy! The remaining patterns (14) are official patterns and others included in her two previous books, AlphaTangle and Totally Tangled.

The book is the same physical dimensions as Totally Tangled with 52 pages (including cover). It contains 24 chapters and an alphabetical tangle index at the end.

I am so excited about this book! It’s jam-packed with extended tutorials on all the things you learned in Totally Tangled and so much more. A few of the tips, projects and creative ideas included in the 24 chapters in Yoga for Your Brain include:

  • some variations of auras
  • tips for shading flat surfaces
  • tips on how to make tangles look “round”
  • shading with curves
  • how to look at pattern similarities and differences
  • an introduction on deconstructing patterns
  • how to combine patterns and their variations to come up with new patterns
  • lots of suggestions of easy exercises to get your creativity going
  • BrainTangling – using tangles with Zendala mind maps for creative problem-solving
  • transfer tips – and using transfers with your tangles
  • tangle patterns in journals
  • printmaking with your Zentangles

All this AND 76 brand new “Sandy Tangle Patterns”! It’s a bargain – you’ll thank me for encouraging you to get this one.

Please Note: This book is not geared to beginners. If you are a beginner, you should start with Totally Tangled. Of course, you can always get both. 🙂

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19 comments to Yoga For Your Brain

  • Thank you for the review! I SO want this book! I ordered it but shipment is delayed here…so I am (not so) patiently waiting. Good news is that if you have yours it may be released here soon too.

    I received Totally Tangled this week and it is fantastic!

    Love your site,


  • P.S. I noticed in Totally Tangled, page 5, in the box at the top there is a drawing of the cover of her newest book Yoga for the Brain…I am wondering if I have a revised version of Totally Tangled or did Sandy already have this book on the back burner when she published Totally Tangled.

    • Linda Farmer

      Well spotted! I don’t think Totally Tangled has been revised because my copy from last April also has that image and I hadn’t noticed it before. I don’t know the answer, maybe Sandy will drop in and give us the scoop?

  • Wow! Definitely- well spotted! You should win a prize – Heather, you are the first person to notice that. “Yoga for Your Brain” is actually how i have been marketing my Zentangle classes for a couple of years now. I have a trademark on the name and the image. The picture in Totally Tangled is actually the front of my business card which I include in all my box kits for classes. For the new book, I had to change the type around so that the title is at the top. When I designed Totally Tangled, I did NOT know that I would be doing a second book, or what the title would be. life is funny, eh? Cheers!

  • Sandy, cool! I have MS, only recently diagnosed but I have had it for 28 years. I think I would have bought a book titled “Yoga for Your Brain” even if I hadn’t been introduced to Zentangle a few months ago! I find tangling has been therapeutic–very good for my brain, memory, focus, eye/hand coordination, small motor skills and general relaxation. Yoga for the Brain is a GREAT slogan for your Zentangle classes.

    And I can hear your beautiful Canadian accent…love it! Eh? 😉

  • I already ordered mine, but I have to wait. I live in the Netherlands and it takes a long time before books abroad are shipped, arrived and sold in the bookstore. Have to be very patient…. 🙁

  • webster

    I ordered Totally Tangled last week, but it hasn’t arrived yet. Hopefully Wednesday. I am curios though, Yoga for the Brain was on your website and listed at $39. Now it is being offered for a more reasonable $16.99. I am curious about the sudden drop in price.

    Also, besides this Amazon and the Zentangles site, are the books available in any bookstore or craft store chain?


    • Linda Farmer

      Hi Webster, there hasn’t been any change in price it has “always” been $16.99. Maybe there was a speck on your spectacles? 😉 I don’t know about bookstores but I’m guessing it will take a good while before any of these new books show up in the chains.

  • Laura Markham

    I ordered it the day it was announced but am still waiting for Amazon to ship- AAAGonizing!

  • Hey everyone! I just got my boxes of books from the publisher on Monday (a great Valentine’s treat!) And I have spent the past three days filling all the orders from my Etsy site… including a big box sent to a bookstore in the Netherlands. (Ellen, maybe it is near you?) So I am guessing that Amazon probably got its books on Monday as well. And, if you want your local craft stores to carry these books, TELL them! Hope you all get your books soon… and that you LOVE them! Cheers!

  • Kathy Redmond

    Hi All
    I just got my copy of “Yoga for Your Brain” and it is everything I thought it would be and more. I have slowly gone through it a couple of times and will take my time reading every bit in the next week or so. There is so much to see and learn on every page. The detailed tips on the finer points that really take tangling to the next level are wonderful. I also especially liked the journaling and mind-mapping tips and drawings. Thanks, Sandy, so much for a wonderful book!

  • Vikki

    I am interested in the book posted on this site….Yoga for your Brain. However, I’m sure it’s not $147.00. Is there some other place it could be ordered from?
    Thank you

    • Linda Farmer

      Hi Vikki, Yoga For Your Brain is in the process of being reprinted and it’s taking longer than anyone would like. Hang in there for another week or two and it will be available at a rational price.

  • Dilys Daraheart

    I bought Yoga For Your Brain from my local art supply store, Texas Art Supply, and it’s a terrific book. I have started a whole notebook just to do tangles from that book! I love how the patterns build to more and more complexity from simple steps! I am amazed at what some of the patterns come out like; they make me feel I am not hopeless at drawing! And you can use them so many ways; I haven’t come to the end of them yet and I am sure I have not thought of a fraction of what is possible. I just had to let you know how enjoyable this book is and how helpful to someone who has not been tangling long and was looking for new ways to make them look more . . . dimensional. You book certainly fills that need and much more. THanks for making such a lovely friendly helpful book!


  • HA HA! I wish! (the price, I mean). Have you seen what someone is selling Totally Tangled for on Amazon?! $400+
    Crazy. I still have a bunch at “normal” price on my Etsy site. But, as Linda said, the books will be available again next week – and the new Kidz book too. Yah! (PS – Thanks for buying my books people!) Hey, Linda, do you want to do a contest with the new Kidz book? ;-D

  • shanti

    Wow, this is one of the koolest zentangle books i have come across. its choc full of everything, and the layout is so friendly….. i love it……… this is simply a happy book….thanks Sandy 🙂

  • sue

    I have 2 zentangle book and can see adding lots more to my library. I find, however, that the books don’t stay open to pages or lay flat–quite annoying when they flip shut at the most inappropriate moment! Has anyone ever had a book spiral-bound? If so, to what success?

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